Saturday, February 11, 2012

Walking Again


 I had to stop for the drawbridge just like the many cars rumbling by overhead.  This is the Circus Bridge, and if you look carefully you can see the trapeze school in the background.  There are three drawbridges across the Intracoastal Waterway that connect Venice isle to the rest of the state.  Sometimes it is a traffic nightmare.
I understand the ambivalence the locals have toward "snow birds."  In Vermont, we have the "flat landers."

There was only one sailboat going through this time.  I think this is a real Florida image:

Further along, I noticed this burrow in the sand along the walkway.  It's the home of a gopher tortoise who was either still in bed or already out for the day.


I have a point and click camera and point and click camera abilities, but there is an eagle perched in the tree.  See it?


I love  Live Oak trees.  These are on a golf course that abuts the walkway.  There is a sign warning walkway users about errant golf balls.  So far, I have not been bonked on the head, but maybe I should wear a helmet just in case.


At the beach...business as usual:
There were people fishing off to the right.  These guys are on bait guarding duty/

11 comments:

  1. It's nice seeing what you see on your walk. Almost feels like I'm walking along with you

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  2. You do have an interesting walk. My favorite is the birds.

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  3. I think I'm getting the Florida scent, the aroma of sunshine, from these photos. Love the eagle in the tree!

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  4. Wonderful shots, especially that eagle. Wow.
    I never minded the draw bridges when I lived there. I would just get out,lean on the railing and enjoy the view till the boats went through. I found those forced moments relaxing.

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  5. I like it when you document your walks too. Keep it up.

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  6. I love your walks and seeing the other side of the country and the other ocean. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love the eagle. Your picture are making me feel warm.

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  8. Beautiful walk. I love oak trees. My hubby mentioned just yesterday that he wishes we had one in our yard.

    If you start wearing a helment to protect against ball bonkings, I do hope to see a photo of that! :o)

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  9. Your walks are scenic - and I like seeing all the tropical flora and fauna. Happy Valentine Day, Olga.

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  10. These are very cool snaps. I guess you are truly enjoying your new local for winter.

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